I wanted to take a moment and give a shout-out to all the great friends out there! From the best of times to the darkest of times, they are with you all the way. I don’t have many friends but I sure love the ones I do have! One of the best thing about my few friends is that no matter how long we go without speaking, we can catch up as if we just talked yesterday and haven’t missed the last five years of each other’s lives. I think that this is important in any friendship as it translates into a solid foundation. People change and their lives change, but if the friendship and connection remain, then that’s real.
By my own example, I am now married with four children, I work full time and in my (very) spare time, I blog. We are busy all of the time! So much so that I can receive a text message and not see it or respond to it for days. Not because I’m ignoring it or because I don’t want to text, but simply because of life! I have constant distractions, projects, etc. and I will look at the message and begin typing and then – boom, thump “Mommy!” – so much for that message! But nonetheless, there’s no “sorry I didn’t respond earlier” or “I sent you that message days ago” because they understand that shit happens! Hell, sometimes I’ll respond days later and then don’t hear from them for a day or two lol.
We have children, we have spouses, we have problems, and sometimes, we just don’t have time. However, we have our thoughts, our love, and our foundation, and isn’t that what counts? You still ride the same, though your conversations and fondness of each other mature just as you have over time. You may not respond to that message right away, but they know you will eventually. You might have forgotten to tell them happy birthday this year, but you’ll always remember when it is. Despite all the amnesia and seemingly neglectful behaviors, the groundwork of your friendship is still intact without a worry or doubt. Great friendships are unforgettable! Twenty years could fly by and you’ll be thinking of your friend; even though you haven’t spoken in two decades, they are likely somewhere thinking of you too.
Do you have a friend you want to shout out? Post your thoughts or comments and be sure to share with your great friends!